The Left's New Obama Defense: "We Really ARE Better Than You!"
First of all, Wasserman is a mediocre talent at best, and this cartoon is typical of his level of performance. It's not clever, and it's not funny. It's just an obvious display of "Why, yes, you yokels really are a bunch of gun-toting cross-clingers" arrogance.
Ah, but he doesn't have to be entertaining or insightful. He's a liberal. It's enough that he is just so right.
The same is true of Barack Obama. Why, just ask that man of the people, Robert Reich of Havard and UCal-Berkeley. In a blog posting entitled Obama, Bitterness, Meet the Press, and the Old Politics Reich writes:
Got it now? There are two groups of people: those who, like Sen. Obama and Professor Reich, share a fundamental resentment of America and suspicion about its people; and the "demagogues, nationalists, xenophobes, nuts and fruitcakes" who think America's a pretty great place that could be even greater.
Are Americans who have been left behind frustrated? Of course. And their frustrations, their anger and, yes, sometimes their bitterness, have been used since then -- by demagogues, by nationalists and xenophobes, by radical conservatives, by political nuts and fanatical fruitcakes – to blame immigrants and foreign traders, to blame blacks and the poor, to blame "liberal elites," to blame anyone and anything.
Obama’s dismissal is: Americans, especially working-class conservatives, are unable, because of their false consciousness, to deconstruct their social context and embrace the liberal program. Today that program is to elect Obama, thereby making his wife at long last proud of America...
When Democrats convened in San Francisco in 1984, en route to losing 49 states, Jeane Kirkpatrick - a former FDR Democrat then serving in the Cabinet of another such, Ronald Reagan - said “San Francisco Democrats” are people who “blame America first.”
Today, they blame Americans for America being “downright mean.”
Why, what other reason could you possibly have for not supporting Barack Obama? Well, other than his radical, extremist politics, total lack of executive experience, support for homegrown terrorists and his ongoing attendance at a whackjob church run by a racist lunatic.
Admit it, America--you're not good enough for Barack Obama! The Boston Globe, Robert Reich and Barack Obama know it, and you should admit it, too.